New Rovers boss Paul Lambert has been putting his time to good use whilst being out of the game.
The 46-year-old has travelled across Spain and Germany observing coaches such as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola in action.
Lambert, who took his first training session at Brockhall on Monday afternoon, admits after a nine-month break, the time was right to return to the managerial side of football.
"In the nine months, I probably fluctuated with that feeling," said the manager. "You miss it, then you don't miss it and you start to enjoy what you're doing.
"Then there comes a spell when you think, no I'm ready and this opportunity was available and it's a great one to return to."
"In the nine months out I had a great time, I went to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich both for five days.
"I've just got back from Leverkusen after spending a week there.
"I was at Dortmund when Jurgen Klopp was there and I went Ingolstadt, who have just been promoted to the Bundesliga.
"I met every manager and spoke with them and they were excellent. To see that at that level, it really does open your vision.
"As a manager you tend to become tunnel visioned at times but it certainly helps you look at the game differently."
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